Originally Posted by islander20
I'm trying to find the cheapest and simplest way to top up my boats batteries. I have seen some small removable panels
on west marine
but they got bad reviews
...would really appreciate advice on what brands to look for and what size of panel i should get.
For our small boat, i grabbed a 5W weatherproof unit from a chain store (Canadian Tire) when it was half-price. It comes with a bunch of adaptors, including the cigarette-lighter-type.
I haven't yet figured out a mounting point, so I leave it on a cockpit
bench, sometimes with a block or stick of wood to angle it to the sun.
So far, this has done a good job of keeping the battery topped up.